Swiss ready to see EU pacts suspended if immigration talks fail

Original post from Reuters

‘…………….Reporting by Michael Shields

Switzerland is prepared to see its bilateral economic accords with the European Union put on ice if the two sides cannot strike a compromise on curbing the inflow of foreign EU workers, Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter said on Thursday.

He was addressing a news conference after the government said it would draft legislation allowing unilateral restrictions that contradict the free movement of workers, a key tenet of the bilateral treaties.

“If there is really no solution… we would be ready for a suspension of a part or all of the bilateral agreements,” Burkhalter said.

(Reporting by Michael Shields)  …………’

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